Hakuba Now daily snow and weather - Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Hakuba Now (Archive Report)

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:23am on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall
weather condition
Mostly cloudy skies
Base temp:
15°C

Top temp:
12°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light southerly
visibility condition
Pretty good
This report
Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 8:23am
0cm
Tuesday 1st May 2018, 8:39am 0cm
Monday 30th April 2018, 9:14am 0cm
Sunday 29th April 2018, 8:32am 0cm
Saturday 28th April 2018, 8:45am 0cm
Friday 27th April 2018, 10:16am 0cm
Thursday 26th April 2018, 8:17am 0cm
Last 7 reports (total): 0cm
Last 14 reports (total): 0cm
Current month (May 2018) total: 0cm
2017/2018 season so far total: 547cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hello and good morning from Hakuba.

A warm fine day yesterday with snow melting before our eyes.

The bottom course at Hakuba 47 is a casualty and is now closed. They did well to keep it open until now!

So you now need to get the Gondola back down at all four of the ski resorts that remain part open.

Things are getting rather limited now and personally I'd take my 'old gear' up and leave my most precious new stuff in storage.

The season officially ends on Sunday, so just 5 days left now.

Sad, but it has been a long one (spring feels like it has been going on forever). And I am personally looking forward to being able to lie-in and laze about for a bit. Need to re-charge in time for next season!

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Planned ski resort operations on Wednesday 2nd May 2018:

We are checking the below information every morning, but please note that resort operations are beyond our control and subject to change.

Hakuba Happo-one

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alpen quad
- Usagidaira pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Panorama pair
- Grat quad
- Kurobishi Number 3 pair
- Kurobishi Number 2 quad
- Kokusai Number 1 pair (* open only on weekends/holidays)
- Kokusai Number 3 pair

Course info:

- Usagidaira (part)
- Kurobishi
- Panorama (part)

- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Kurobishi: 95cm
- Usagidaira: 25cm
- Lower: -cm

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Hakuba Goryu

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Alps Number 1 pair
- Alps Number 3 pair
- Alps Number 2/4 pair

Courses that remain open:

- Panorama
- Grand Prix
- Technical
- Super

- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 125cm
- Toomi: -cm
- Iimori: -cm

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Hakuba 47

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Pair Line A-B
- Quad Line C
- Pair Line E

Course info:

- R-1, R-3, R-6 and R-7 are closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Top: 80cm
- Base: -cm

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Tsugaike Kogen

Lift info:

- Gondola
- Tsugaike Ropeway
- Tsuga Number 1 pair
- Tsuga Number 2 pair
- Han-no-ki high speed

Courses info:

- Only the top Tsuga-no-mori and Han-kou courses remain open
- You can no longer ride back down to base areas - all base areas now closed
- Take the Gondola back down to base

Official snow depth:

- Tsuga-no-mori: 125cm
- Han-no-ki: 120cm
- Lower areas: -cm

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Golden Week

Golden Week is a period from the end of April through early May containing a number of national holidays. Those holidays are as follows:

- 29th April is 'Showa Day' (Showa-no-hi), the birthday of former Emperor Showa
- 3rd May is 'Constitution Day' (Kenpo-kinenbi)
- 4th May is 'Greenery Day' (Midori-no-hi)
- 5th May is 'Children's Day' (Kodomo-no-hi)

What this means for 2018 is that most people will enjoy two long weekends - 3 days this upcoming weekend and then 4 days off the weekend after:

Long Weekend #1: Saturday 28th April - Monday 30th April
Long Weekend #2: Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th May

Archive report: Posted at 8:23am on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
The latest Hakuba Now report can be found here

Hakuba Now ski lift operation notes:

Four resorts remain part open until Sunday 6th May

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Please note that some of our 'Now' reports may appear a little later than usual over the coming few days. As ski resorts start to open up, more information needs to be gathered and so more time is needed. Thank you for your understanding.
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent Hakuba Now reports
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd May 2018
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the 21 Hakuba Now reports up until Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd May 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded in the Hakuba Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2017/2018
*as of Wednesday 2nd May 2018
2016/2017
Season
2015/2016
Season
2nd May 0cm 0cm 0cm
1st May 0cm 0cm 0cm
30th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
29th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
28th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
27th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
26th April 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 7 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Previous 14 days total 0cm 0cm 0cm
November observed snowfall total 47cm 1cm 10cm
December observed snowfall total 158cm 64cm 54cm
January observed snowfall total 202cm 242cm 138cm
February observed snowfall total 103cm 151cm 82cm
March observed snowfall total 17cm 65cm 35cm
April observed snowfall total 20cm 4cm 2cm
May observed snowfall total 0cm 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 547cm 527cm 321cm
Hakuba Now observed snowfall data: Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Wednesday 2nd May 2018
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded the Hakuba Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2018/2019 season - - - - - - - -
2017/2018 season - 47cm
[47cm]
158cm
[205cm]
202cm
[407cm]
103cm
[510cm]
17cm
[527cm]
20cm
[547cm]
0cm
[547cm]
2016/2017 season - 1cm
[1cm]
64cm
[65cm]
242cm
[307cm]
151cm
[458cm]
65cm
[523cm]
4cm
[527cm]
0cm
[527cm]
2015/2016 season - 10cm
[10cm]
54cm
[64cm]
138cm
[202cm]
82cm
[284cm]
35cm
[319cm]
2cm
[321cm]
0cm
[321cm]
2014/2015 season - 0cm
[0cm]
276cm
[276cm]
126cm
[402cm]
105cm
[507cm]
111cm
[618cm]
1cm
[619cm]
0cm
[619cm]
2013/2014 season - 35cm
[35cm]
122cm
[157cm]
97cm
[254cm]
91cm
[345cm]
70cm
[415cm]
8cm
[423cm]
0cm
[423cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
47cm
[47cm]
185cm
[232cm]
149cm
[381cm]
168cm
[549cm]
10cm
[559cm]
6cm
[565cm]
0cm
[565cm]
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